American Red Cross in Great Britain. One unit of the famous “Flying Squadron” priding themselves on being able to get under way within three minutes of the time a call is received. American Red Cross., ca. 1918
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881, after her experience with the International Red Cross in Europe, focused on providing disaster relief and support for military veterans, still core parts of their mission today.
The American Red Cross was founded on this day — May 21, 1881.
On the founding anniversary of the American Red Cross, here’s Kathleen Kennedy in her A.R.C. uniform from World War II. The photo was taken in London, circa 1943.
Kathleen was the second daughter and fourth child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
While in college, Kathleen Kennedy began volunteering for the Red Cross in New York in the summer of 1940. After working for the Times-Herald newspaper, she rejoined the war effort by volunteering again for the Red Cross, this time in London. Read More
-From the JFK Library
Our gratitude goes out to all the volunteers and relief workers of the Red Cross in Oklahoma today, and across the world everyday.
- by Robert Munro
Part I: Anthropology;Palaeolithic Man in Europe with Supplementary Chapter on the Transition Period
Part II: Archaeology; Terramare, and their Relation to Lacustrine Pile-Structures
The lectures were scanned in their entirety and made into a PDF. Click through for early 20th century anthropology and its concomitant subtle and not-so-subtle racism and Eurocentrism.
“Huxley concludes his description with the following words:—“It is in fact a fair average human skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher or might have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage” ” (read more).
Bill to Break the Sound Barrier
If you were the first woman to break the sound barrier, who would you pick to fly the chase plane behind you?
Jacqueline Cochran tapped her friend, Colonel Chuck Yeager for the task for her May 18, 1953 flight. A logical decision, since he was the first pilot to break the barrier in 1947.
Here is his final bill for his expenses, including the replacement of dead chickens that stampeded when her low-flying Sabre jet flew over a ranch.
-from the Eisenhower Library
I don’t understand Christmas movies where Santa exists and the adults don’t believe in him. Because if he exists in the story, that means he’s delivering presents to everyone, including the kids of the skeptical adults, and so those skeptics must be sort of confused about all the gifts under the tree that they didn’t buy.
Biggest plot hole in history ^
AND IT ONLY COST ME TEN DOLLARS. AND ITS BLUE. SO DOUBLE WIN.
AND WE SHOULD DO A LITTLE DANCE TOGETHER CASSIE BECAUSE THEN ITS A TRIPLE WIN.
Dance, my little fairies, dance! :D
(Elbonian officer dances)
Dogbert: (firing again at the officer’s feet) Now Riverdance!
(Elbonian officer takes off his shirt and puts on a red headband before resuming dance.)
GLOBAL WARMING WILL MAKE YOU WHORE YOURSELF!
I did not know that “early marriage” was as bad as “sex work” or “transactional sex” and had the same potential risks associated with it.
… insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health …
Never has a droid been so colourful or tentacular. LEGO wizard Matt Armstrong, aka Monster Brick, created these incredibly awesome RU-KRAZY!? and R2-Cthulhu LEGO R2-D2 sculptures. Visit Matt’s Monster Brick Flickr account to view more of his fantastic LEGO creations.
[via Nerd Approved]